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Garry Monk set to get Swansea City job after boardroom meeting

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 03, 2014

Swansea City head coach Garry Monk is set to be rewarded by landing the job full-time.

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Garry Monk looks set to be named as Swansea City'snew full-time boss.

Monk has led Swansea to Premier League safety having been installed as head coach following the sacking of Michael Laudrup in February.

And the 35-year-old looks like being rewarded for the work he has done over the last three months by being given the Swansea job on a long-term basis. It is understood Swansea's board of directors met to discuss the managerial situation yesterday.

And though no official word is likely before next week, it is thought Huw Jenkins and Co believe Monk is the right man to take Swansea forward.

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Monk has impressed Swansea's owners having been pitched in at the deep end following Laudrup's exit.

The club's performances under Monk have been largely positive and his team have banked a healthy 15 points from 12 league games under the former skipper.

Monk has made no secret of his desire to remain in charge at the Liberty having coped admirably with the switch from dressing to dugout.

The ex-central defender revealed on Thursday that no discussions had taken place about a contract, but that seems certain to change in the coming days.

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  • lordcharles  |  May 05 2014, 7:26AM

    Surely, it can't be Gary Monk, who's he going to keep after the World Cup and who's going to replace them? Keep him as a No 2 to gain experience under a manager with experience and contacts who can attract players to the club!

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  • Mjwswans  |  May 04 2014, 6:40PM

    This is a bad call by the board,he offers nothing at least when the took a punt on Roberto he had fresh ideas for us , Garry monk offers nothing just rolls out players he likes playing the football they like , under him we have only beaten poor teams, please board thing seriously he is not ready

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  • KP287  |  May 04 2014, 1:06PM

    This smacks of cost saving over the best interests of the club and continued progress, as a club you want the best players and manager you can get. I believe even before this season is over, we are starting the new season in trouble. If you look logically at the consequences of this, our best players will leave because there will be offers, and by taking on Monk Jenkins and the board have made their intention clear, finances dictate decisions. Then how do we replace them, who would want to join a club, with a nobody as manager and potentially relegation to fend off for the first six months of the season. How is Monk going to improve his experience and ability in the close season, who is going to come in under Monk with more experience than Monk. If you look at this season, more experienced managers have been sacked and experienced replacements have faired no better, Monks win percentage over 15 games was 26%, Magath had a 27% win percentage. The teams below us kept us up, this decision, if true is not only a gamble based on Monks results to date, but a backward step for the club.

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  • nice_nails  |  May 04 2014, 12:20PM

    He won against the bottom club and second from bottom a struggling Villa side and a very ropey Newcastle, hardly the credentials to take the Swans forward. Will many players be excited to join Swansea to play for Monk, I don't think so, you've got to be a certain type of player to join a club with the intentions of being in a relegation battle hardly a great selling point for the club to attract the sort of player to suit our style. Avery big gamble but the parachute payments will ease the pain if it does backfire. hue Jenkins hasn't done badly with his appointments as yet and hopefully I'll be proved wrong.

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  • Spikey1953i  |  May 04 2014, 10:11AM

    Pleased to see that the large proportion of comments are in line with mine, I am relieved that we survived but we were fortunate that the recent fixtures put us up against 3 of the worst form teams in the league. Our club needs total restructuring from top to bottom, we need a manager who has this level of experience, ability and skill set, it also helps if they are well connected, if we appoint GM we will be in the same position next year, be brave HJ and look outside, also be prepared to spend more money getting the right manager and players, we have seen this year Bony apart that buying at low prices doesn't deliver, the Michu scenario is a one off.

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  • tafia  |  May 04 2014, 4:51AM

    Thats what Wales Online is reporting KP287. Why haven't they even considered anyone else? What experienced coach/manager is going to come in to be a number 2 to GM? I hope he succeeds I really do but I have this gut feeling the board have done this purerly for financial purposes and by doing so have set GM up to fail where they should have been supporting and assisting him to gain more knowledge and finish his coaching ticket....and if yesterdays change of tactics were anything to go by he still has a fair bit to learn!!

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  • KP287  |  May 04 2014, 1:19AM

    I`m staggered, apparently Monk has been given a two year contract, unbelievable what are the board playing at????

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  • SAMANDJANET  |  May 04 2014, 12:42AM

    If Monk gets the job then Swansea will be relegated next season. The team were clueless today. Passing was abysmal and as with most of the season 2nd to the ball on 50/50 s. They seemed to be bottle out. Southampton were poor which makes their performance worse. They don't have the desire or urgency until they go behind. The defence is naive and have little positional sense and ball watchers. Losing by soft goals too many times. Really don't get the fuss about Davies_ got the speed and grace of a baby elephant. Against Chelsea crossed the ball over everyone into touch from which they scored while he was stranded up front and didn't get back.Against Newcastle he was swatted away like a fly putting aside he was out of position. If you saw that match when Ameobi scored all were watching, Williams nowhere Shelvey static paying no attention to the player coming from behind and to his right completely oblivious to his advance. Ball watching like the rest. This is not PL defending.The defence has caused the problems this year. Williams and Davies need to go, too many bad passes Williams passing to Davies who gives it back etc etc and then loses it, neither have the technical ability needed for this division. I'd be surprised if any PL club would be interested and if they are they should be sold. There is no room for sentiment.I had the same opinion of Danny Graham and where is he? My fear is Swansea will sleep walk to the Championship. The current team is a busted flush and needs re invigorating.But please don't confuse Monk's loyalty with expertise.This is a tough league and not the place for novices or experimentation. The stakes are too high. One season watching over your shoulder should have made that clear. Sentiment would give Giggs the MU job but having the team support is clearly not enough at this level as we have seen.

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  • yankytaff  |  May 03 2014, 11:57PM

    Neathguard too many times to count sadly

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  • VocPop  |  May 03 2014, 11:45PM

    Certainly hope not, it is the likes of European football that attracts players like Bony and we are looking tactically naive. This is a PL club, our recruitment processes should match. The best person for the job is what our club deserves not stroppy self opinionated players engineering dream jobs for themselves. Qualified and experienced managers should not be ignored, they can bring in a fresh approach and utilise all our talent without being part of the problem. This was a very British Coup but enough is enough.

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